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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Mahaska County is located in Iowa with a population of 22,301. Living in Mahaska County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Mahaska County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mahaska County are above average.
Population
22,301

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Mahaska County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    338.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    503.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,518.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Mahaska County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,568
National
$55,322

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